Dear Church Alive,
Nine years ago Miriam and I began a bible study with six others in a basement in Rutherford. We felt the call of God and had a dream in our hearts that one day we would see a passionate, healthy, ever growing church; a church changing lives that would impact eternity!
These past nine years have been an amazing journey as we endeavored to follow the voice of the Lord and continued to believe and build into our people’s potential. By God’s grace we continue to see the church grow and thrive and I truly believe that the best and brightest days of Church ALIVE are in front of us!
Jesus said these famous words…. “I will build my church” (Matthew 16:17-18). For 2000 years people filled and anointed by the Holy Spirit have been doing just that… “Building His Church”. As believers in Christ that is our mission, our call, our mandate, our privilege; to build and co-labor with God to build His church and demonstrate His love and grace to others. Therefore, now is the time for us as one united, passionate, healthy church to “BELIEVE & BUILD” so others may live.
In the Fall of 2014, we launched our Believe and Build campaign to raise the needed capital to fund the vision of our house, “To reach, teach and empower people to impact their generation for Christ”. This capital campaign will allow us to fulfill that vision, whether it’s purchasing, leasing or renting a facility to call our home.
A building is not our vision, but it will be a tool that God will use time and time again to see many people impacted by the love of Christ. We desire to see more people come to Christ, more people discipled, more marriages healthy and whole, more people off drugs, more people raised up to be who God has called them to be! We are believing for Church ALIVE to have an incredible facility that would not just house our growing church, but also be a place for the community to come and have real needs met, and through these ministries come and experience the love of Christ.
As we continue this campaign, we are challenging you to give sacrificially, over and above your current giving. This requires diligent prayer and obedience to God’s leading. Let us enter boldly into this endeavor, believing “that God is able to make all grace abound to us so that in all things, at all times having all that we need, we will abound in every good work!” - 2 Corinthians 9:8. Let us enter boldly into this endeavor, believing “that God is able to make all grace abound to us so that in all things, at all times having all that we need, we will abound in every good work!” - 2 Corinthians 9:8.
Please examine this website carefully. With a heart full of gratitude and faith, we ask you to prayerfully consider your part in “BELIEVE & BUILD” so others may live. What you decide to give is a personal decision between you and God. What we accomplish together will benefit many now, for generations and for eternity!
God bless you as we BELIEVE & BUILD!
Anthony and Miriam Fleming, Senior Pastors